To get a deeper understanding of who Imaging Scientists are and what they do, we have Interviewed several who at various stages in their careers, in many different types of research institutions, across the UK.
Many see their role as facilitators, enablers and collaborators, some as technologists but all have a passion for and are experts in imaging.
As this project developed, we realised that Imaging Scientists weren’t only critical in biology and biomedicine-- exactly the same requirements happened in the materials sciences, physics and even industrial manufacturing. It’s a lot to cover, we’ve tried to capture this diversity in our interviews.
Listening to all of our interviews, you get a strong feeling that now more than ever, imaging scientists are so essential for the future of scientific discovery. It’s an incredibly powerful, productive, and precious resource that we -- the UK scientific community -- have built. This project celebrates Imaging Scientists and asks, “How do we maintain and grow the Imaging Scientists that are the foundation of much of our scientific success?”